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Pensions Appeals (Test Cases)

Volume 463: debated on Tuesday 12 April 1949

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asked the Minister of Pensions how many claimants suffering from Hodgkin's disease applying for pensions are awaiting the rehearing by the pensions appeal tribunal of the test case re-submitted to them by the nominated Judge of the High Court dealing with these appeals; and when is a decision likely to be given.

The number of claimants whose appeals are awaiting the outcome of the two test cases remitted to the pensions appeal tribunal by the nominated Judge of the High Court is 172. One case has been heard recently by a pensions appeal tribunal and disallowed; the other is expected to be heard next month. When the tribunal decision in the second test case becomes available a pronouncement by the learned Judge will be sought at the earliest possible date.